CIRO Elects 14 Board Directors

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September 26, 2023 (Toronto, Ontario) - During the annual general meeting of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO), 14 Directors were elected by the members.

The elected CIRO Board members are:

Industry Directors:

  • Debra Doucette (two-year term)
  • Luc Fortin (two-year term)
  • Robert Frances (two-year term)
  • Michelle Khalili (two-year term)
  • Timothy Mills (two-year term)
  • Patricia Callon (one-year term)

Independent Directors:

  • Timothy Hodgson (two-year term)
  • Kathryn Chisholm (two-year term)
  • Miranda Hubbs (two-year term)
  • Louis Marcotte (two-year term)
  • Philip Mayers (two-year term)
  • Jennifer Newman (two-year term)
  • Laura Tamblyn Watts (two-year term)
  • Janet Woodruff (one-year term)

Twelve Directors will serve two-year terms and two Directors will serve one-year terms. CIRO’s President and CEO, Andrew J. Kriegler, is the fifteenth Board member.

“I would like to thank the Directors for serving on the CIRO Board and I appreciate their hard work and continued commitment to providing strategic and practical guidance on emerging trends and key issues,” said Timothy Hodgson, Chair of the Board, CIRO.

CIRO’s Board of Directors represents the pan-Canadian organization’s diverse stakeholders and provides different regional perspectives. The newly elected Board is comprised of the same Directors initially approved as part of the amalgamation of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA). This will ensure continuity and expertise as CIRO continues its mission that was set in motion just over nine months ago.

“I would also like to express my thanks to our Board of Directors. I value your support, guidance and counsel during these unprecedented times,” said Andrew J. Kriegler, President and CEO, CIRO.

More information about CIRO’s Board of Directors, its mandate and membership of its committees is available on the CIRO website.

About CIRO

The Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) is the national self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers, mutual fund dealers and trading activity on Canada’s debt and equity marketplaces. CIRO is committed to the protection of investors, providing efficient and consistent regulation, and building Canadians’ trust in financial regulation and the people managing their investments. For more information, visit


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